Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Thai Salad with Peanut butter dressing

Today, I am going to share with you a recipe for a super awesome salad. This is really special post, as this will be my first SALAD post:) Although, we begin our meal with a salad most of the time.. but somehow I never managed to post a salad recipe on the blog. I wanted my first salad post to be a special one. The recipe I chose is a Thai salad with a delicious peanut butter dressing.The most amazing part of this recipe is the dressing. It is so good that I could lick the entire bowl of the dressing:)

A few weeks back , I saw a Thai Salad recipe  in the website "Onceuponachef". The images , the ingredients, the flavors going in the salad were sooo good that I had to try it out. And so I did try and it was a super hit in my family. Thank you Jen for such a great recipe. Once you have all the ingredients in place, preparing this salad is a breeze. I stuck to the original recipe for the most part. I changed a few ingredients to suit my taste.

Note: All measurements are based on the US measuring cup and spoon sizes where 1 cup = 235 ml
Serves :4
For the dressing, you will need:
  • Peanut butter : 1/4 cup
  • Vegetable oil : 3 tbsp
  • Rice Vinegar : 2 tbsp
  • Soy sauce : 1 tbsp
  • Honey : 2 tbsp
  • Lime juice : 2 tbsp
  • Crushed Red chilli flakes : 1/2 tsp 
  • Garlic : 2 large (roughly chopped)
  • Ginger : 1 inch piece (roughly chopped)
  • Cilantro : 2 tbsp (roughly chopped)
  • Salt as per taste (remember, there is salt in rice vinegar and soy sauce, so add salt accordingly)
For the salad, you will need:
  • Romaine Hearts : 3 cups (chopped) (You can use Napa cabbage or cole slaw mix)
  • Baby spinach : 1 cup (roughly chopped)
  • Scallions/ green onions : 1 cup (thinly sliced)
  • Carrot : 3/4 cup (thinly sliced in to 1 inch pieces)
  • Lima beans : 1 cup (cooked) (You can use edamame beans instead)
  • Cucumber : 1 cup heaped (seeded, cut into half and thinly sliced)
  • Orange bell pepper (you can use any variety) : 1 cup heaped (seeded and thinly sliced)
  • Roasted peanuts ( I used chilli lime flavor) : 1/4 cup
  • Dressing :Assemble all the ingredients needed for the dressing. Combine all the ingredients in the blender except cilantro in to a fine paste. Add the cilantro and roughly grind it. Dressing is ready:)

  • To prepare the salad: Assemble all the ingredients needed for the salad.Thrown in all the veggies in a big bowl. If you are serving the salad right away, drizzle the dressing on top of the vegetable and serve, else you can serve the dressing on the side so that the salad doesn't get soggy.

This post is a part of the Blog Hop event "Salads". Please check out more salad recipes from other talented members of the Culinary Hoppers Team..
Poornima (3 -way Peanut salad, carrot cucumber slaw with apple cider), Vani (Lebanese tabbouleh salad), Anu (Roasted sweet potato salad with greek yogurt dressing, Greek yogurt dressing) , Jayashree (watermelon cucumber salad), Piyali (grilled vegetable pasta with sunflower seeds and curry leaf pesto), Padma (Black eyed peas quinoa salad, Spring fruit salad), Swati (Roasted cauliflower chickpea and couscous salad ) and Shobana (Corn salad)


  1. Such a colourful salad shubha.

    Can't take my eyes out of it...thanks for the great share

  2. Such amazing flavors! Outstanding salad recipe. Love it. It has the crunch, the freshness, the lip smacking zing, oh I've got to try this!! Thanks for sharing. Superb!!

  3. Oh my Gosh! I love all the flavors going in this salad. The peanut dressing looks so addictive.

    1. Thanks so much Balvinder, I am glad u liked it:)

  4. Oh wow! Such an amazing and wonderful dish.. Honestly, I can't wait to try this salad..I wish I could grab that inviting bowl. Thanks for this great recipe, just so delicious!

  5. An absolute stunner of a salad which happens to be family favourite too. What I loved about your salad is not only the choice of the salad mix, especially the Lima beans, but the brilliant texture and creaminess oozing peanut dressing. This is just what a supremely yummy salad should be, crunchy, refreshing, with a silky dressing and a powerhouse of flavours and goodness. The clicks are brilliant and I am craving for this salad right now.

  6. I love Thai salads and the flavours that go with it...got to try this..It has amazing flavours in one bowl!! Loved the peanut butter dressing!! Thanks for the awesome share dear!!

  7. Wonderful salad packed with varied veggies and flavours. Looks inviting Shubha

  8. Wow! Love this gorgeous and colorful Thai salad. Peanut butter dressing sounds intriguing, Shubha!

  9. Wow, such a refreshing salad..I love the dressing part using with peanut butter, totally yumm, Shubha:)

  10. Lovely is the word coming out from my mouth and I have bookmarked it...the dressing is the hero of this salad...awesome!

  11. Thanks for the kind words.. totally appreciate it:) Good luck on your future endeavors:)

  12. A delicious looking salad! I love the peanut butter dressing!!!

  13. Will bookmark this recipe for sure.Really this is a good one.

  14. What a visually stunning, the peanut butter makes a lovely dressing, great idea, Shubha!